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Photographer Captures Enchanting Snapshots of Himself Feeding Wild Animals

Finland-based photographer Konsta Punkka has an extraordinary gift with animals, as can be seen from his close interactions with wildlife captured on camera. The 21-year-old self-described “squirrel whisperer” uses his iPhone and DSLR to capture enchanting snapshots of woodland creatures from an …

Photography

Light Appears to Drip from Trees in these Long-Exposure Photos by Vitor Schietti | Colossal

<p>For his series of experimental photography titled <i>Impermanent Sculptures</i>, photographer Vitor Schietti worked with fireworks and long-exposure …

Photography

5 Months in Asia

At first it had been a dream to travel to Asia for a long time already, even before I discovered photography. I am now 22 years old and I finished my …

South-east Asia

This Video Game Asks: How Would You Survive in a Big City if You Were a Stray Dog?

In the open world game 'Home Free', it’s a dog’s life<p>No guns, no swords, no armor: just a lost dog running around a sprawling city, trying to survive. No, it’s not an upcoming Disney film, it’s a proposed video game to work on both Mac and PC systems and is currently raising money on Kickstarter. …

Pets

A Simple Secret to Better Street Photography

What separates ‘standard’ street photography—the kind of photo that only holds your attention for a moment before, poof, you’re on to the next …

Man Freezes Alongside Icy Painting in Surreal Self-Portrait Sculpture

If an artwork could ever give you a chill, it’s a sculpture by Laurent Pernot. His piece titled <i>Self Portrait Face to a Winter Canvas</i> features a life-sized replica of the Paris-based artist as he stands in front of a framed snowy scene. While that might sound innocuous, the artwork has a strange and …

Art

Hurricane Katrina, Then and Now

St. Patrick's Day

Charlie Hebdo attack: Man turns himself in, agency reports

<b>(CNN) —</b> French police say two suspects in Wednesday's terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine are still on the loose after escaping onto the streets of Paris.<p>In a statement on their website, French national police ask for information on the whereabouts of suspects Cherif Kouachi and Said …

France

Isis has reached new depths of depravity. But there is a brutal logic behind it

The video showing the burning alive of the captive Jordanian pilot Muadh al-Kasasbeh prompted revulsion around the world. Here, the author of an acclaimed new book on the rise of Isis examines the ideology that is driving the jihadi movement to ever more brutal killings<p>■ Murder in public is the new …

Islam

What Motivates Terrorists?

It’s an important question. But is it the best one to be asking?<p>One of the most frequently asked questions about terrorism is also the most intractable. Why? Why do they do it? Why do people join terrorist groups and participate in acts of terrorism?<p>There are as many answers to this question as …

New Jersey

Here's when cops are justified in using deadly force

If police have Tasers, why don't they use those instead of deadly guns?<p>An officer's intuition influences these split-second decisions even more than any standard protocol, according to Chuck Drago, a former police chief in Florida with over 30 years of experience in law enforcement and …

Law Enforcement

Video released showing killing of black Oklahoma suspect

A man can be heard apologizing and admitting to shooting a man in a video released at the weekend that documents the killing of a black suspect by a white reserve sheriff's deputy in Tulsa, Oklahoma.<p>Police have said that the 73-year-old Tulsa County reserve deputy Robert Bates thought he was …

ISIS releases video of militants bulldozing ancient Assyrian site in Iraq

A new video released by the Islamic State (ISIS), reveals how much damage the extremist group inflicted at Nimrud, an ancient archaeological site in …

Third ancient site of Khorsabad 'attacked by Isil' as coalition strike on Syria oil refinery kills 30

Iraqi minister concerned over demolition of third ancient site in northern Iraq by Islamic State jihadists<p>Iraq's government is investigating reports that the ancient archaeological site of Khorsabad in northern Iraq is the latest to be attacked by the Islamic State militant group.<p>Adel Shirshab, the …

15 Pictures That Will Change The Way You See The World

A selection from the amazing finalists of the Smithsonian.com's 12th annual photo contest.

'Disgraceful' University of Oklahoma fraternity shuttered after racist chant - CNN.com

<b>(CNN) —</b> Even with the national chapter shutting the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house at the University of Oklahoma, the school president said the university's affiliation with the fraternity is permanently done as a campus group called for the expulsion of fraternity members.<p>The members have until …

Justice

Tiny house, giant journey

Couple quits their jobs to pursue a career dream

ISIS releases some Christian hostages -- but why?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Igniting a live man in a cage; severing the heads of dozens; kidnapping, raping and selling women and children -- ISIS' shocking maltreatment of its captives has become regrettably predictable.<p>But that has made their latest decision on the fate of 19 Christian prisoners all the more …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Apple Would Like You To Know People Think The iPhone’s Camera Is Awesome

BART Train toward San Francisco<br>Klodjana Dervishi<p>1 of 15<p>Apple is turning the spotlight on its users in a new international ad campaign that will see …

Photographers

Stunning Photos of Incredibly Blue Glacier Caves in Iceland

Home to abundant waterfalls, mountains, volcanoes, fields, and glaciers, Iceland is a photographer's dream come true. Mechanical engineer and photographer Skarpi Thrainsson, who was born and raised in Iceland, showcases his love for his motherland's natural beauty in stunning landscape photos. …

Natural Beauty
European Travel

India's Fascinating Tree Root Bridges Grow Stronger Every Year

In the wettest place on Earth, the village of Mawsynram in Meghalaya, India are some of the most fascinating bridges you'll ever see. These “living bridges” are formed by locals who have trained the roots of rubber trees to grow into natural bridges. They are sturdy enough to far outlast man-made …

Engineering

Anonymous claims first victim in 'Operation Charlie Hebdo'

Hacking collective Anonymous declared war on Islamic extremists after Wednesday's deadly attack on Paris-based satirical newspaper <i>Charlie Hebdo</i>, and …

Vibrant Landscape Photos Showcase the Striking Colors of China's Rainbow Mountains

In the northwestern Gansu province of China lies the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park, a gorgeous expanse of land known for its rainbow-colored rock formations. Bands of fiery red, creamy orange, rich green, and bright yellow streak across the mountains, forming the most beautiful geological …

National Parks

National Geographic Picks the World's Most Unique Lodges

The National Geographic Society just announced a list of the world's most unique lodges. These 24 boutique hotels located on six continents were chosen for their design and character, service and experiences, and their commitment to conservation. National Geographic actually deployed experts to …

Travel Photography

LARRY PAGE'S NIGHTMARE: How Google's Dominance Comes To An End

Google generates an astonishing $3 billion in free cash flow every quarter, and is growing at a rate of 20% yearly.<p>It still dominates search — the way most of us find information online, and the most lucrative form of advertising ever invented. It's got the dominant smartphone platform, Android, …

Google Fiber